The Seattle Mariners had a great chance to stay in third place in the American League West as they hosted the Los Angeles Angels in a four-game series, but came up empty in their home stadium. A 4-2 Angels win on Sunday completed the unfortunate four-game sweep.
Kendrys Morales got the Angels on the board first with an RBI single in the first inning, then struck again with a solo home run in the top of the fourth to make it 2-0 Los Angeles.
The Mariners cut the lead in half when Justin Smoak hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the fourth that scored Jesus Montero and made it 2-1 Angels, but Mark Trumbo led off the top of the seventh with a solo shot, his seventh of the year. Montero scored in the bottom of the seventh to make it 3-2, but Howie Kendrick would give the Angels an insurance run in the top of the ninth by hitting a sacrifice fly to drive in Morales.
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